J 999 Jersey Personalised Number Plate
A REGISTRATION plate which was expected to fetch up to £40,000 at auction on Wednesday failed to sell.
J999, which is assigned to a scooter of ‘insignificant value’, went under the hammer at Glencoe Auction Rooms in St Lawrence.
But it failed to reach its reserve price.
Although nowadays it is strapped to the back of a two-wheeler which has seen better days, it may once have been attached to the star asset of Pontypandy Fire Station.
A JEP investigation (a quick search on Google) has uncovered evidence that the J-plate once belonged to Jupiter – the shiny red fire engine driven by Fireman Sam.
It's not clear whether the Welsh firefighting hero is now trying to raise some much needed capital after falling on hard times, or whether they are simply two registration plates which happen to share the same number.
More Number plate Auction news:
A TEAMNZ number plate being auctioned on Trade Me has reached a bid of $23,000, 11 hours before closing.
User floppy9 has listed the plate from Taranaki with a starting bid of $20,000.
It urged buyers to "be the first to show them off around the streets of New Zealand".
Peter Burling was at the helm for Emirates Team New Zealand when the Kiwis overwhelmed Cup holders Oracle Team USA 7-1 off Bermuda to lift the Auld Mug on June 27.
Floppy9 advised to hold on to it until the next America's Cup as a good investment.
The plates, according to the seller, had been bought a very long time ago.
The process of getting personalised number plates can be confusing for people, especially those doing it for the first time. However, the amount of interest and value these letters and numbers displayed on a plate have gained in the recent years is hard to ignore.
The prices thrown around for personalised number places will make your head spin. It is at this juncture that one realizes that private Reg plates are of huge importance to many car owners, as they are more than just a combination of numbers and letters.
Most of them see personalised number plates as an accessory to the car and a rather interesting investment opportunity rather than just an item of identification.
This explains the huge amounts of money that car owners are willing to part with just to get that combination on their car. Even at auctions buyers are known to engage in supremacy battles that lead to the skyrocketing of the prices of Regplates.
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